Swings and misses

Rick Waits pitched for 12 seasons in the big leagues, going 79-92 with a 4.25 ERA. He pitched one game for the Texas Rangers in 1973 before joining the Cleveland Indians in 1975. He won 13 games for the Tribe in 1978, then 16 more in 1979. He was again a 13-game winner in 1980, […]

Swings and misses

Danny Darwin pitched for 21 years in the big leagues, winning 171 games for nine teams. He came up with the Texas Rangers in 1978 and won 13 games for them in 1980. He led the National League in ERA (2.21) in 1990 while pitching for the Houston Astros. Darwin posted double-digits in wins seven […]

Pat Corrales

Corrales had a nine-year run as a backup catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres from 1964-1973. He appeared in 300 games, hitting .216 with four home runs. He never played more than 63 games in a season. This happened in 1965 with the Phillies when he hit […]

Larry Biittner

Biittner spent 14 years playing in the majors, hitting .273 with 29 career home runs. He came up with the Washington Senators in 1970 and moved with the team to Texas in 1972. He played in 137 games for the Rangers during their first year in Arlington and hit his first three career home runs. […]

Swings and misses

Gene Pentz pitched in 104 games for the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros, going 8-9 with seven saves in a four-year career. His best year came in 1976 with the Astros when he won three games, saved five more and finished with a 2.97 ERA. He pitched in 41 more games for Houston in 1977, […]